9 Nov – Chinese actress Li Bingbing recently took to social media to express her thoughts about winning Best Actress at the 14th Chinese American Film Festival.
As reported on Mingpao, the actress, who recently won for her role in the sci-fi thriller "The Meg", wrote, "In 2007, I made my first Chinese-American film, "The Forbidden Kingdom", and this year marks the first time I receive an award at the Chinese American Film Festival."
"What am I trying to say? It's just that when I won the award, it only took less than a minute to go from the seat to the stage, but it took me 10 years to get this award," she added.
Li shared that in the ten years since she filmed "The Forbidden Kingdom", she was fortunate enough to work on various co-production and international films like "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan", "Resident Evil 5", Transformers 4" and "Nest".
"I never thought that there would be so many opportunities to shoot these co-productions and Hollywood blockbusters. I can't help but be thankful to live in this era. Thanks to our country growing stronger, and the booming Chinese film market, that international productions are more aware of [Chinese films] and become more interested to cooperate with China."
Li added that the award is not just a personal affirmation for her, but also to Chinese filmmakers who have been committed to Sino-American and international cooperation for many years.
(Photo Source: Li Bingbing Instagram)